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NAME

Media::Info - Return information on media file/URL

VERSION

This document describes version 0.11 of Media::Info (from Perl distribution Media-Info), released on 2016-06-02.

SYNOPSIS

 use Media::Info qw(get_media_info);
 my $res = get_media_info(media => '/path/to/celine.mp4');

Sample result:

 [
   200,
   "OK",
   {
     audio_bitrate => 128000,
     audio_format  => 85,
     audio_rate    => 44100,
     duration      => 2081.25,
     num_channels  => 2,
     num_chapters  => 0,
   },
   {
     "func.raw_output" => "ID_AUDIO_ID=0\n...",
   },
 ]

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a common interface for Media::Info::* modules, which you can use to get information about a media file (like video, music, etc) using specific backends. Currently the available backends include Media::Info::Mplayer and Media::Info::Ffmpeg.

FUNCTIONS

get_media_info(%args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Return information on media file/URL.

This function is not exported by default, but exportable.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • backend => str

    Choose specific backend.

  • media* => str

    Media file/URL.

    Note that not every backend can retrieve URL. At the time of this writing, only the Mplayer backend can.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Media-Info.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Media-Info.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Media-Info

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

Video::Info - This module is first written because I couldn't install Video::Info. That module doesn't seem maintained (last release is in 2003 at the time of this writing), plus I want a per-backend namespace organization instead of per-format one, and a simple functional interface instead of OO interface.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2016 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.